First try at golf

DRW

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Think its great when children first start playing, they pick it up so quickly. Was great fun when I took our two to golf, just so much excitement they inject into playing/hitting. Was speaking to a guy in a club car park when on holiday, who was asking us how we ended up all playing, as he has been trying to get son to play with him.

You going out with her on the course/encouraging her to play ?
 
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chellie

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Think its great when children first start playing, they pick it up so quickly. Was great fun when I took our two to golf, just so much excitement they inject into playing/hitting. Was speaking to a guy in a club car park when on holiday, who was asking us how we ended up all playing, as he has been trying to get son to play with him.

You going out with her on the course/encouraging her to play ?
She is our six year old granddaughter and walks the full 18 with us at least once a week now. I've got her booked into a two hour session that the local range is doing in a couple of weeks and she's going to have a couple of taster goes with our Pro then hopefully start on the lessons.

This was the other week when men were walking off the course because of the rain
 

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Great stuff.
My son is 7 now and has had group lessons and private lessons and the joy 'you' get when they hit a good shot is great.
A bit like yourself with your grand daughter, my boy first had a hit at Castle stuart for the Scottish Open, i couldnt believe how well he was hitting it there, the guy that was doing it was excellent.
Hope your grand daughter carries it on.
 

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Good to read these stories. My little boy is 4 and a half and I often wonder at what point I should encourage his interest. I see that they sell clubs for aged 3-5 and 6-8. I kinda think 4 is a little to young to be even thinking about it, although he is interested. What could he really do at age 4.

Driving range when its quiet?

How does the club look at a child walking the course? Insurance for personal injury?
 

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That's great Chellie, hope she enjoys it and continues with it.:thup:

Jusme, I would just start as soon as they show an interest and make it fun and as exciting as possible(as golf is boring when compared to playing football for instance). Iirc I think I took my son up the driving first a couple of times, just so he could hit a ball with the promise of going out on the course. I then took him to a short/flat/easy par 3 course initially, when it was really quiet(found people being around he was completely distracted:rofl:). Used to let him hit another if a bad hit, he would go running after the ball on a good one, tried to make it as much fun as possible..


My daughter, I just took out on the course with my playing partner(they were a similar standard, just started :rofl:) and me. Similar when the course was dead first thing on a Sunday morning. Sadly after a number of times, she didn't want to continue with it but hopefully she may try in again in the future.

Get them out there, they are the future of golf:fore:
 
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Never too young to start. My little boy has been swinging a plastic club since he was about 18 months, just copying me.

Got him a set of proper clubs (SW, 7i, Driver, Putter), he's now 4. Just trying to make it fun and not teaching him anything apart from the basics i.e. not smashing his putter into the green like a full shot!

He loves it.
 
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chellie

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How does the club look at a child walking the course? Insurance for personal injury?
Only just seen this. Haven't been told that we can't and hadn't even thought about it. Don't think we can add her to our golf insurance so will have to investigate further.

Anyway, she's had her first two lessons and her membership application form went in yesterday. She's practiced on the range today before we went out and has also been doing it at home.
 

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Good to read these stories. My little boy is 4 and a half and I often wonder at what point I should encourage his interest. I see that they sell clubs for aged 3-5 and 6-8. I kinda think 4 is a little to young to be even thinking about it, although he is interested. What could he really do at age 4.

Driving range when its quiet?

How does the club look at a child walking the course? Insurance for personal injury?
Get him some plastic clubs from the Pound Shop, get him swinging and putting in the Lounge. It's what I did with my 4 grandkids. Don't forget their attention span will only be minimal so show
some patience. You'll soon find out if there is any interest there.(y)
 
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I am going to be a new mom soon. I was thinking about whether anybody has information about when a child can play? I heard a little child can putt at 25 months. Is this true.
 

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Hi SL, I'm a lot older than that and I still can't putt. :rolleyes:

Give them a club as soon as they can grip the thing and find out. Who knows you may have given birth to the next greatest golfer.
 

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my young lad is 9

hes puttting on the living room carpet at nights whilst im chipping shots up onto the couch

all while the wife watches xfactor

saturday nights are rock n roll
 
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